The England national team, led by head coach Gareth Southgate, has suffered another injury. Not only that. It is also bad luck for Manchester City, who is aiming for a come-from-behind championship in the English Premier League (EPL). This is because talented young midfielder Phil Foden (23) will be unable to play for the time being after undergoing surgery for acute appendicitis.
The Daily Star, a British media, reported on the night of the 26th (Korean time) that ‘Forden, who is active in the England national team, will undergo an emergency surgery after the match against Italy’. Manchester City also said on its website that day, “Foden left the England national team after undergoing acute appendicitis surgery in London on the 27th. “After the surgery, he will return to Manchester to recover,” he said.
Foden was called up to the England national team and was digesting the Euro 2024 qualifying group stage of the European Football Federation (UEFA). On the 24th, he played as a substitute in the first leg of Group C against Italy, which was held in Naples, and contributed to the team’s 2-1 victory. However, before the second game against Ukraine, he suffered from acute appendicitis and underwent emergency surgery. This is the third departure of a player from the England national team ahead of the game against Ukraine. Rhys James has already left the national team due to a hamstring injury, and Luke Shaw will not be able to play against Ukraine due to his departure from Italy. Here, even Foden fell out of surgery.
However, a bigger problem occurred with Manchester City than with the England national team. England has the resources to replace Foden, but not Manchester City. Foden is Man City’s core force. With a total of 13 goals and 6 assists this season, he plays a key role in Pep Guardiola’s tactics. He expects to take up to four weeks to return from surgery. 먹튀검증
Man City already have a tight game schedule. Eight games are scheduled for April alone after the A match. Right now, Foden can’t play against Liverpool on the weekend. Also, there is a high possibility that he will not be able to come out against Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League (on the 12th and 20th) and against Arsenal in the 33rd round of the EPL (on the 27th). Coach Pep’s headache is expected to be quite painful.